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11:55 AM ET, November 3, 2006


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Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support  —  Companies also announce a patent agreement covering proprietary and open source products.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. today announced a set of broad business and technical collaboration agreements …
Josh Greenbaum / Enterprise Anti-matter:
The embrace that strangles — Microsoft and Novell and the future of Linux  —  Don't be fooled by the sense that Microsoft's deal to cross-license and otherwise support Novell's Suse is a boost for Linux.  The better way to look at this deal is to think of it as the first major step …
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Novell Reach Accord on Linux  —  Microsoft Corp. reached a rapprochement with a major seller of the Linux operating system, a deal that makes a kind of peace between two opposing camps in the software industry.  —  The deal with Novell Inc. is designed to make it easier for customers …
Marc Wagner / Between the Lines:
Strategic partnerhip or unholy alliance?
Discussion: TechSpot
Mike / Techdirt:   Microsoft Grudgingly Admits That Someone Out There Might Sometimes Use Linux
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Financial Times:
Google in bid to halt YouTube legal threat  —  By Joshua Chaffin and Aline van Duyn in New York and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Google is engaged in a frantic round of negotiations aimed at persuading traditional media companies to supply their content to YouTube …
Nick / Rough Type:
Knee deep in the big YouTube  —  The toughest negotiations in a corporate acquisition are usually carried out between the two companies directly involved and are completed before the merger agreement is signed.  But with Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, the real deal-making began …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Sorting Through the MothersClick Mess  —  The MothersClick mess is slowly sorting itself out.  The founder emailed today and apologized.  I apologized back.  —  Tonight I came across a post by their PR firm that is infinitely interesting to me (via DJI, a really excellent blog).
Discussion: A VC, Marketing Technology and digg
Todd Defren / PR Squared:
Errors in the Echo Chamber
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A list bloggers: keeping the little guy down?
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 review: Quad Core is here!  —  Since the release of Intel's Conroe micro-architecture, the company has been making waves, massive waves.  In terms of performance, Intel washed away main competitor AMD, and they have continued to do so during the past three months …
Discussion: Engadget
Tim Smalley /
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Discussion: TechBlog, Slashdot and digg
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:   Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
YouTube, Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone  —  We've been hearing about the possibilities of YouTube pushing mobile for awhile.  A few people we have talked with in the mobile industry have said that the company has been burning the midnight oil working on getting a mobile offering out as soon as possible.
Discussion: Download Squad and 21talks
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
RANT: THE COMCAST HD DVR IS SIMPLY, TERRIBLY AWFUL  —  This has been boiling in me for a long, long time, and I need to get it out.  Why?  Well, last night the power went out at my house, not uncommon here in Marin, where the homes are old and the weather rainy.
Q&A: Web science  —  Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said he wants to set up a web science research project to study the social implications of the web's development.  —  BBC Science Correspondent Pallab Ghosh talked exclusively to the British web pioneer about his plans.  —  PG: What is web science?
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Friday's question: why does an iTunes upgrade need a full install?  —  I don't know why I never thought to ask this question before, and I'm sure it's been asked somewhere before but: when there's a new Apple iTunes version available, why does it require a full download of iTunes?  Seriously.
Ina Fried / CNET
MSN Music presses mute on downloads  —  Two years after opening its MSN Music store to compete with Apple Computer's iTunes, Microsoft plans to stop selling downloads from the site, CNET has learned.  —  Beginning, Nov. 14, MSN's music site will begin redirecting music purchasers …
Discussion: PaidContent and LiveSide
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Surfer Is Newest Silicon Valley Power Broker  —  Michael Arrington  —  Uses His Tech Blog  —  To Critique Start-Ups  —  MENLO PARK, California — When Ted Rheingold wanted some publicity for his Internet start-up Dogster Inc. late last year, he turned to Silicon Valley's newest power broker, Michael Arrington.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Cingular launches "Cingular Music"  —  Well, it looks like that WSJ rumor we ran yesterday was pretty much spot on.  Cingular is indeed launching a music service today, and we must say the scope of their undertaking is quite impressive: integration with three separate music stores, along with supplemental content aplenty.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Discussion: JD on EP and Off On A Tangent
Josh Bancroft /
TinyPodcast: A week with a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC  —  TinyPodcast: A week with a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC: Play Now |  I wrote a teaser post a few days ago in ink, about a new device that I got to play with for a week.  To top off that week in grand style, Brian and I got together to record a podcast, old-school style.
Discussion: and jkOnTheRun
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Not Have The Government Tax Google To Pay For Next Generation Networks?  —  from the because-it's-idiotic?  dept  —  For all of the bad arguments we see against network neutrality legislation, at the very least they come from a basic (if skewed) free market rationale.
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
SEO Salaries - How Much Should You Make  —  This is going to be a tough and contentious issue and one that isn't easy for me to write about.  Along with the obvious internal conflicts of interest in disclosing salary numbers, there's bound to be a lot of companies and individuals …
Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail Offers to Open XLS in Spreadsheets  —  Caleb sent in a screenshot showing how Gmail suggests to open attached XLS (Microsoft Excel) files in Google Spreadsheets.  I'm not sure if everyone can see this feature yet.  —  I guess we can expect much more of this cross-integration to be rolled …
Discussion: Googling Google
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Podcast math: we don't know what we don't know  —  Managing Editor  —  Lost Remote  —  Ze Frank calls it the Nerd Fight.  He is disputing Rocketboom's assertions that they have 350,000 viewers a day.  At the center of this dispute is what we decide a "view" really is.
Discussion: Paul Colligan's …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox Live to offer HD movie downloads?  —  There are wild rumors, and there are interesting rumors, but here's a doozy for ya: Xbox Live could soon start vending HD movie content, according to one freshly minted Wordpress blog (take that for what it's worth).
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